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  • 3rd May 2006

    Opposition ACT group present gay marriage bill 1

    The proposal, from shadow attorney-general, Bill Stefaniak, comes after the ACT government backtracked on its Civil Unions Bill

    12:00 AM — The opposition Party in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has put forward a bill to register partnerships for all sexualities.The proposal, from shadow attorney-general, Bill Stefaniak, comes after the ACT government backtracked on its Civil Unions Bill in reaction to Federal government disapproval.

  • Mother abducts son to stop him turning gay, court told 1

    Caren Macdonald is accused of custody interference and breaking a restraining order

    12:00 AM — A mother kidnapped her son to stop her ex husband turning him gay, a court has been told.Caren Macdonald is accused of custody interference and breaking a restraining order after taking her 11-year-old child from a Florida school to Costa Rica in 2001.

  • Lesbianism combats PMS, scientists claim

    Scientists have analysed the difference between straight relationships and lesbian relationships, and discovered that women are more compassionate compared to men (Photo: gina x)

    12:00 AM — Women suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome because of men and will find more compassion if in a lesbian relationship, according to a study.Scientists have analysed the difference between straight relationships and lesbian relationships, and discovered that women are more compassionate compared to men who can be unsympathetic about symptoms.

  • Homophobic Moscow protesters arrested

    Homophobic protesters hurled eggs and bottles at a gay club in Moscow forcing it to cancel what was billed as the city's largest gay and lesbian party

    12:00 AM — Thirty nine protesters have been arrested after two nights of violence outside a gay club in Russian capital, Moscow.Riot police were used to control the crowds of right wing and religious activists, and most of those arrested were charged with causing a public disturbance.

  • Almost half of gay Dubliners are victims of homophobic crime

    41 per cent of gay people said that they had been the victims of a homophobic hate crim

    12:00 AM — Almost half of gay Dubliners claim to have experienced either verbal or physical abuse due to the sexuality according to a report published by the government's Equality Authority.41 per cent of the thousand people questioned in the capital, Dublin said that they had been the victims of a homophobic hate crime, defined as "s "any physical or verbal attack where the victim is primarily targeted because of their perceived sexual orientation."

  • EU grants gay couples “facilitation”

    European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini warned governments, particularly in Eastern Europe, that the law is “immediately applicable“

    12:00 AM — Same sex couples will have their relationships "facilitated" across the European Union, according to new laws.The reforms of residency requirements came into effect yesterday and state that gay couples can live anywhere in the European Union and have their rights legally protected, even in countries where there are no same sex partner laws.

  • Lesbian mum opposes “illegitimate homosexuality” leaflet

    The school principal, Patsy Slaughter, defended the leaflet, which formed part of a three day workshop class but said it would be reconsidered

    12:00 AM — A lesbian mum has expressed anger after her daughter brought home a school sex education pamphlet which branded homosexuality as "contrary to the laws of nature."Angela Williams was shocked when her 12-year old showed her a pamphlet, The Top 10 Questions Teenagers Ask about Sex, which was given to her at Honeysuckle Middle School in Montgomery.

  • 10,000 Irish gays missing out on marriage 1

    Marriage equality is enshrined in the laws of the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and the US state of Massachusetts

    12:00 AM — The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has welcomed the publication of a new study revealing the number of gays and lesbians who have chosen to marry in countries that uphold marriage equality.Marriage equality is enshrined in the laws of the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and the US state of Massachusetts, where the constitution forbids the creation of second-class citizens.

  • Homophobia prevalent in US schools

    Over a third (37.8%) of students experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of sexual orientation

    12:00 AM — Homophobic bullying is still common in American schools, according to a new study from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).The group's 2005 National School Climate Survey (NSCS), the only national survey to document the experiences of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in America's schools found that three quarters of respondents heard derogatory remarks such as "faggot" or "dyke" frequently, and nearly nine out of ten (89.2%) reported hearing "that's so gay" or "you're so gay," meaning stupid or worthless, often.

  • Gay activists held in Pentagon protest

    The group is touring the nation in an attempt to start a dialogue among institution notorious for their discrimination of the LGBT community

    12:00 AM — Twenty-one members of a cross country tour promoting gay rights to Christian and military colleges were detained at the U.S. Military Academy last week while protesting the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.Members of the gay protest group Soulforce Equality Riders were issued citations on the last stop of their 20 campus tour.

  • Most gay Americans are out, study claims 1

    Additional findings from the survey include 77% respondents feel legal recognition of same-sex marriage for tax, estate and insurance purposes are extremely important in voting for a candidate

    12:00 AM — A new census conducted annually by the School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York suggests that 97% of gay Americans are out to their families, friends and at work.That statistic, which some activists are suggesting seems unreasonably high, is partnered with several other percentages in the Gay/Lesbian Consumer Census Online, conducted in partnership with the media relations group OpusComm.

  • 2nd May 2006

    Second gay porn soldier jailed

    The military-themed Web site did not make any direct reference to the division or Fort Bragg, a sprawling post about 70 miles south of Raleigh

    12:00 AM — A second paratrooper has pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual acts on a gay porn websitePrivate Kagen Mullen will be sentenced to three months in jail and an army discharge, after admitting having sex for $7,500.The married father of one had charges of pandering, sodomy and adultery dropped as part of a plea deal.

  • Anti-gay boycott hurts Ford sales 2

    The manufacturer, along with other car companies, is sponsoring a children's section of gay group, The Triangle Foundation's Motor City Pride

    12:00 AM — Sales of Ford cars have been hurt by on off protests by a Christian group, according to dealers.In its latest campaign, the American Family Association (AFA) is calling for a boycott of the carmaker because of its support of a gay pride event in Detroit.

  • Human rights group protest Russian gay abuse

    Homophobic protesters hurled eggs and bottles at a gay club in Moscow forcing it to cancel what was billed as the city's largest gay and lesbian party yesterday

    12:00 AM — The attack by neo-fascists and religionists on a gay gathering at a Moscow nightclub has been condemned by the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA).GALHA has written to the Russian Ambassador in London, Yury Fedotov, to complain about this incident and the increasing persecution of gay people in Russia.

  • Legal rights group sides with homophobes

    The Westboro Baptist church who run a website called GodHatesFags have protested at over 100 funerals of soldiers killed in the line of duty in Iraq

    12:00 AM — A legal group, usually on the side of gay rights, is defending a church group which protests at military funerals claiming the deaths are punishment for US gay policy.The American Civil Liberties Union, which often supports gay marriage and adoption cases, argues that the law in Kentucky which limits funeral protests inhibits the Westboro Baptist Church's freedom of speech.

  • Jamaica hits back at critics of homophobia 7

    Buju Banton has been criticised for homophobic lyrics in his songs

    12:00 AM — Jamaican academics have hit back at claims that rap and reggae music have incited violence and homophobia towards gay people in the Caribbean.International Development Minister, Gareth Thomas, blamed the music genre for sparking homophobic abuse, on a visit to the country last week, but some Jamaicans are suggesting the cause is from Britain.

  • 1st May 2006

    Australian Big Brother star was victim of homophobic attack

    David Graham came out as gay last week.

    12:00 AM — It has emerged that a star in the Australian Big Brother who outed himself last week live on the reality television series was beaten unconscious in an alleged homophobic attack earlier this year.The 26-year-old model, David Graham, who came out as gay last week is the early favourite two win the sixth series of the Australian version of the hit tv show.He was brutally beaten by a gang of five men and left for dead in a pool of his own during the early hours of 22nd January.

  • Moscow gay club night cancelled following attack

    The club in the Russian capital was attacked

    12:00 AM — Homophobic protesters hurling eggs and bottles have forced a gay club in Moscow to cancel what was billed as the city's largest gay and lesbian party.Police were forced to intervene when at least 100 skinheads, fascists nationalists and elderly Christian fundamentalists clutching Orthodox icons descended on the club at 10pm (6pm GMT) last night.

  • 28th April 2006

    First gay hotel goes international

    Following the huge success of Axel Hotel Barcelona, which opened in July of 2003, the Axel Hotels team is now embarking on an ambitious expansion throughout Europe and America

    12:00 AM — Axel Hotel Barcelona, the first urban designer hotel aimed at the gay community, is about to go from being a one of a kind hotel to become part of a chain.Following the huge success of Axel Hotel Barcelona, which opened in July of 2003, the Axel Hotels team is now embarking on an ambitious expansion throughout Europe and America, beginning with the construction of the chain's second hotel, Axel Hotel Buenos Aires, which will make it the first chain of gay hotels in the world.

  • Comedian slammed for gay jokes 1

    Jay Leno has been known to apologise for offending viewers before

    12:00 AM — A playwright has written to a US talk show host condemning his jokes about gay people.Jeff Whitty, who wrote Broadway musical, Avenue Q, particularly had a problem with the Tonight Show presenter's gay cowboy sketch.Mr Whitty's letter, which was picked up by the CNN news station, criticises Jay Leno for dedicating so much comedy material to gay jokes.

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